Captain Clint, as he calls himself, not only spins fire, but breathes it as well.
Captain Clint, as he calls himself, not only spins fire, but breathes it as well. Alex Garland

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The "Fire Gathering" at Golden Gardens over the weekend, hosted by a promotion company (with "very chill vibes") called Under Ground Visions, was intended to be much larger, but the larger gathering was cancelled last minute because of possible rain. Despite the weather and the cancellation, over a hundred people gathered at the north end of Golden Gardens, on the west edge of Ballard, including several folks who danced to a DJ playing in the trees.

Boombox guy was running around the beach from the time I arrived, until I left, playing EDM through the speakers and dancing his pants off.
Boombox guy was running around the beach from the time I arrived early in the day until I left after dark, playing EDM through the speakers and dancing his pants off. Alex Garland

The Seattle Police Department arrived early with a mobile command unit, a half dozen cars and SUVs, and an SPD bus. According to an event organizer, SPD crashed the party because "they were concerned" about safety, fuel storage, crowd size, and an incorrect date on the permit. The gathering's organizers were warned that if there were any complaints of excessive noise or unsafe behavior, the event would be shut down. Organizers provided security in the buffer zone and two attendants with fire blankets and fire extinguishers were in the roped off performance area.

Elli Anderson spins fire balls attached with wires to dazzle the crowd.
Elli Anderson spins fire balls attached with wires. Alex Garland

This guy had a flaming ball of fire on a 10 foot chain that looked like a great way to set the house on fire. Dont do this inside BTW.
This guy had a flaming ball of fire on a 10 foot chain. Alex Garland

This guy spins his fire balls in nylon shorts and bare feet.
This guy spins his fire balls in nylon shorts and bare feet. Alex Garland

Only a few singed hairs were observed. There were no arrests. Organizers are planning for a larger event in mid May.

Marcette performs a routine with her fire sword, a practice sword is covered in Kevlar wick and dipped in white gas.
Marcette performs a routine with her "fire sword." A practice sword is covered in Kevlar wick and dipped in white gas. Alex Garland

This guy thought it would be cool to dress as a clown and spin fire.
This guy thought it would be cool to dress as a clown and spin fire. Alex Garland

This fire eater took a flaming stick, opened his mouth, and put the fire out.
This "fire eater" took a flaming stick, opened his mouth, and put the fire out. Alex Garland

Nicole Spiegel or NicHoopLove as her friends call her, raises the bar with two hoops on fire.
Nicole Spiegel, or NicHoopLove as her friends call her, raises the bar with two hoops on fire. Alex Garland

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